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This enterprising novel begins at the top of the Thorong La pass, near Annapurna in Nepal. The narrator gets his lips and tongue frozen to a metal plaque -- a terrifying moment but... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Roger Brunyate
Book is beautifully written but I am not sure I know what is going on. Nor do I care. However, the language is marvellous.Published on June 7, 2013 by curly hair
Niemi's novel delivers a literary breath of fresh air. The opening pages made me laugh out loud with a scene I will never forget. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by D. Crowell
This was a really interesting book. I enjoyed the dark humor and thought it was really great. An understanding of Scandinavian culture is also helpful when reading this book.Published on January 1, 2013 by Erica Deninger
Music is not necessarily the defined and well known sounds we're used to from familiar instruments. Sometimes it's the musical-like notes that the surroundings in which we grow up... Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by Avital
Reading it really took me back, not only about growing up but it was so well written and about people from the north, I'd forgotten so much about it. It's also very funny. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by Booksmith
POPULAR MUSIC FROM VITTULA is, quite simply, a terrific book! As a coming of age story, Mikael Niemi's novel often brought to mind another book from Scandinavia titled simply,... Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Timothy J. Bazzett